Indiana Jones! Batman! The Mummy! Need we say more: it's summer at the movies, and box-office hordes will be more congested than the lines at Disney. The aforementioned heroes are alive and kicking (well, one's only kicking), and Hollywood moguls are hoping they'll shatter the 2007 numbers, when the total gross from May 1 through August 26 was a whopping $4.003 billion. (And that figure handily broke the '06 total of $3.633 billion.) Start lining up now.

MOVIESMAYIron ManStarring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth PaltrowDirected by Jon FavreauRelease date May 2 (Marvel Enterprises/Dark Blades Films, wide)Tie-ins from HarperCollins: Four titles, including Iron Man: I Am Iron Man! by Lisa Rao (HarperTrophy, Apr.; paper); and Iron Man: Teen Novelization by Dan Jolley (HarperEntertainment, Apr.; paper)Tie-ins from Del Rey:Iron Man by Peter David (Apr.; 100,000 mass market novelization); Iron Man: Beneath the Armor by Andy Mangels (Apr.; 30,000 trade paper)In addtion to starring as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, Downey cameos as Stark in this summer's other comic-to-film venture from Marvel, The Incredible Hulk.Fugitive PiecesStarring Rosamund Pike, Stephen Dillane, Rade SerbedzijaDirected by Jeremy PodeswaRelease date May 2 (Samuel Goldwyn Films, limited)Based on the novel by Anne Michaels (Vintage, trade paper)This literary film boasts impressive credentials: it opened the 2007 Toronto Film Festival, and Serbedzija won the 2007 Best Actor Award at the Rome Film Fest.The Chronicles of Narnia:Prince CaspianStarring Tilda Swinton, Liam NeesonDirected by Andrew AdamsonRelease date May 16 (Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media, wide)Based on the novel by C.S. Lewis (HarperTrophy)Tie-ins from HarperCollins: Sixteen titles, including The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Ernie Malik (HarperOne, Apr.; 100,000 paper); The Chronicles of Narnia Movie Tie-in Edition Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (HarperEntertainment, Jan.; paper); and Prince Caspian: Lucy's Journey by Jennifer Frantz (HarperTrophy, Apr.; paper)This film's 2005 predecessor, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, earned more than $750 million worldwide, making it one of the year's biggest films.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullStarring Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate BlanchettDirected by Steven SpielbergRelease date May 22 (Lucasfilm Ltd./Paramount, wide)Tie-ins from Del Rey:Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Rollins (May; 300,000 hardcover novelization); The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films by J.W. Rinzler (May; 50,000 trade paper).Tie-ins from Scholastic: Four titles, including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Movie Novelization by James Luceno (May; 125,000 paper); and Raiders of the Lost Ark by Ryder Windham (May; paper)Tie-in from Penguin:Indiana Jones Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, May; 75,000 paper)Tie-ins from DK: Three titles, including Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide by James Luceno (May); and Indiana Jones: Heroes and Villains Sticker Book (May; paper)Tie-in from Quirk:The Indiana Jones Handbook: The Complete Adventurer's Guide by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'AgneseScreenwriter David Koepp is no stranger to blockbuster action films, having penned screenplays for 2005's War of the Worlds and the first Spider-Man movie.Sex and the City: The MovieStarring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia NixonDirected by Michael Patrick KingRelease date May 30 (New Line, wide)Tie-in from Collins:Sex and the City: The Movie by Amy Sohn, introduction by Sarah Jessica Parker (May; 300,000 hardcover)Will it play as well in multiplexes as on flat-screen TVs? All the TV regulars are returning, including assorted paramours, and Dreamgirls Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson joins the group as Carrie's assistant.JUNEKung Fu PandaVoices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina JolieDirected by John Stevenson and Mark OsborneRelease date June 6 (DreamWorks Animation, wide)Tie-ins from HarperEntertainment: Six titles, including Kung Fu Panda: The Movie Storybook by Catherine Hapka (May); and Kung Fu Panda: The Secret of the Scroll by J.E. Bright (May; paper)Tie-in from Penguin:Kung Fu Panda Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, May; 60,000 paper)Tie-in from DK:Kung Fu Panda: The Warriors Guide (Apr.)Tie-in from Palace Press/Insight Editions:The Art of Kung Fu Panda by Tracey Miller-Zarneke (May; 12,000 hardcover)Jack Black voices Po, a lazy panda bear who is forced to become a kung fu master, in this star-studded CGI film from DreamWorks.The Incredible HulkStarring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, William HurtDirected by Louis LeterrierRelease date June 13 (Marvel Enterprises, wide)Tie-in from Del Rey:The Incredible Hulk by Peter David (May; 150,000 mass market novelization)Tie-ins from Simon & Schuster: Seven titles, including The Incredible Hulk Movie Novelization by J.E. Bright (Simon Spotlight, May; 200,000, paper); and The Hulk Rules! by Orli Zurvicki (Simon Spotlight, May; 150,000, 8x8 paper). 900,000 combined printing for entire program.Tie-in from DK:Hulk: The Incredible Guide by Tom DeFalco (May; hardcover)Marvel's green hero was previously seen on the big screen in 2003's Hulk, which was directed by Ang Lee. Leterrier (the Transporter films) helms this version starring Ed Norton, who also wrote the screenplay.WALL•EVoices of Jeff Garlin, Fred WillardDirected by Andrew StantonRelease date June 27 (Disney/Pixar; wide)Tie-ins from Random House/Golden: 12 titles, including WALL•E Junior Novel (May; paper); and WALL•E Read-Aloud Storybook (May). 1.1 million combined printing for entire program.Tie-ins from Disney Press:WALL•E Book and Magnetic Play Set by Annie Auerbach (May; 100,000); WALL•E Saves the Day: An Out-of-This-World Pop-up (May; 75,000)Tie-ins from DK:WALL•E: The Intergalactic Guide (May); WALL•E Ultimate Sticker Book (May; paper)Tie-in from Chronicle:The Art of WALL•E by Tim Hauser (June; 9,000 hardcover).Director Stanton (Finding Nemo) came up with the concept behind the latest CGI film from Disney and Pixar; the robot “voices” were created by sound designer Ben Burtt (the Star Wars films).JULYJourney to the Center of the Earth 3-DStarring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita BriemDirected by Eric BrevigRelease date July 11 (Walden Media/New Line, wide)Tie-ins from Penguin/Price Sloan Stern: Five titles, including Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D: The Movie Photobook, adapted by Rebecca McCarthy (May; 60,000 paper); and Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D: Journal from the Center of the Earth, adapted by Eva Mason (May; 40,000 paper)The latest film based on the 1864 Jules Verne novel marks the big-screen directorial debut for Brevig, who has worked extensively as a visual effects supervisor (Pearl Harbor; Men in Black).The Dark KnightStarring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath LedgerDirected by Christopher NolanRelease date July 18 (Warner Bros. Pictures, wide)Tie-in from Berkley:The Dark Knight by Dennis O'Neil (July; mass market novelization)Tie-ins from HarperCollins:TheDark Knight: Batman Saves the Day by Jennifer Frantz (HarperEntertainment, June; 8x8 paper); The Dark Knight: Batman Versus the Joker by N.T. Raymond (HarperEntertainment, June; 8x8 paper)Tie-in from BenBella:Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City, edited by Dennis O'Neil (Apr.; trade paper)Tie-in from Del Rey:The Essential Batman Encyclopedia by Robert Greenberger (June; 30,000 trade paper)Tie-in from Quirk:Batman: Murder at Wayne Manor, an Interactive Mystery by Sam Stall (July; hardcover).The fact that it's Heath Ledger's last film—he plays the Joker—will no doubt grab the lion's share of publicity and guarantee boffo box office.Space ChimpsVoices of Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Samberg, Cheryl HinesDirected by Kirk De MiccoRelease Date July 18 (20th Century Fox/Vanguard Animation, wide)Tie-ins from Penguin/Price Sloan Stern: Seven titles, including Space Chimps: The Movie Photobook, adapted by Eva Mason (June; 60,000 paper); and Space Chimps: Mission to Malgor by Lauren Alexander (July; 75,000 paper)De Micco wrote the screenplay for this CGI-animated film, his directorial debut, about monkeys on an intergalactic adventure.Boy AStarring Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Katie LyonsDirected by John CrowleyRelease date July 23 (Weinstein Co., wide)Based on the novel by Jonathan Trigell (Serpent's Tail, July; 1,500 trade paper)Trigell's 2005 debut novel about a young ex-con with the chance for a new identity had small beginnings as a U.K. TV production but was picked up by Weinstein at the Toronto Film Festival.Brideshead RevisitedStarring Emma Thompson, Ben Whishaw, Matthew GoodeDirected by Julian JarroldRelease date July 25 (Miramax Films, limited)Based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh (Everyman's Library, June; hardcover)Britisher Jarrold brings jolly good credentials to his latest assignment: he directed last year's Becoming Jane and the 2005 comedy Kinky Boots, for which he won a directing honor from BIFA (British Independent Film Awards).Untitled X-Files SequelStarring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda PeetDirected by Chris CarterRelease date July 25 (20th Century/NBC/Universal, wide)Tie-ins from HarperEntertainment:The X-Files by Max A. Collins (July; 150,000 mass market); X-Files Book of the Unexpected: Volumes 1 and 2 by Jane Goldman (July; 25,000 trade paper).Carter's no stranger to the X-Files franchise; he wrote and produced more than 200 episodes of the TV series, many of which he also directed.AUGUSTChokeStarring Angelica Houston, Sam Rockwell, Kelly MacdonaldDirected by Clark GreggRelease date August 1 (Fox Searchlight Pictures, limited)Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk (Anchor, trade paper)The movie opened the 2008 Sundance Film Festival to excellent reviews; it was also in competition for the Grand Jury PrizeThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorStarring Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle YeahDirected by Rob CohenRelease date August 1 (Universal Studios, wide)Tie-in from Berkley:The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor by Max Allan Collins (July; mass market novelization)Tie-in from Newmarket:The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, with introduction by Rob Cohen (Aug.; simultaneous hardcover and trade paper)Mummy dearest, indeed: this franchise has grossed over $1 billion worldwide.The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Part 2Starring America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, Blake LivelyDirected by Sanaa HamriRelease date August 8 (Warner Bros. Pictures /Alcon Entertainment, wide)Tie-in from Random House:The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Movie Tie-in by Ann Brashares (Delacorte, June; 275,000 paper)This sequel to the 2005 film reunites the four girls who make up the sisterhood.Elizabeth Chandler again wrote the screenplay, and Hamri replaces Ken Kwapis in the director's chair.Star Wars: The Clone WarsVoices TBADirected by Dave FiloniRelease date August 15 (Warner Bros./Cartoon Network/LucasAnimation, wide)Tie-ins from Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap: Six titles including Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Battle at Teth by Kirsten Mayer (July; 150,000 paper); and Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Tracey West (July; 200,000 paper)Tie-ins from DK: Four titles, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars: the Visual Guide (July); and Star Wars the Clone Wars Ultimate Sticker Book (July; paper)This 3-D animated film, set between the second and third episodes, will spawn a series on the Cartoon Network this fall.TowelheadStarring Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria BelloDirected by Alan BallRelease date August 15 (Warner Independent Pictures, limited)Based on the novel by Alicia Erian (Simon & Schuster, Apr.; 50,000 trade paper)The story of a 13-year-old Arab-American girl navigating adolescence and sexual awakening has been adapted and directed by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty and creator of TV's Six Feet Under.TV—ONGOING
Army Wives
Tie-in from St. Martin's Griffin:Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank (May 29; trade paper)
Tie-ins from Simon Spotlight: Three titles, including Sozin's Comet by David Bergantino, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (May; 100,000 paper); and Aang's School Days by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Spaziante (July; 75,000 paper)
The Backyardigans
(Nick Jr.)
Tie-in from Simon & Schuster: Three titles, including A Merry Fair by Jodie Shepherd (Simon Spotlight, May; 100,000 paper)
(PBS Kids)
Tie-ins from Scholastic:Barney: Let's Go Visit the Police Station (Aug.; paper); Barney: Let's Go Visit the Doctor (Aug.; paper)
Blues Clues
(Nick Jr.)
Tie-in from Simon Spotlight:Sprinkles' First Hair Cut by JC Schwanda, illus. by Dan Kanemoto (May; 50,000 8x8 paper)
Care Bears
Tie-in from Scholastic:Care Bears: How Do You Feel? (Aug.; paper)
Charlie & Lola
(Playhouse Disney)
Tie-in from Penguin:Charlie and Lola: I'm Just Not Keen on Spiders (Dial, Aug.; 35,000); and Charlie and Lola: I Really Wonder What Plant I'm Growing (Grosset & Dunlap, June; 20,000 board)
Curious George
Tie-ins from Houghton Mifflin:Curious George The Boat Show (May, 50,000 paper); Curious George Lost and Found (May, 50,000 paper)
Dora the Explorer
(Nick Jr.)
Tie-ins from Simon & Schuster: Three titles, including Dora and the Baby Crab by Kirsten Larson (Simon Spotlight, May; 100,000 paper); and ¡Di “aaaa”!: Dora va al médico by Phoebe Beinstein (Libros Para Niños, June, 15,000 8x8 paper)
Franny's Feet
(PBS Kids)
Tie-ins from Simon Scribbles:Let's Play Dress-Up by Siobhan Ciminera (July; 75,000 activity); In Her Shoes by Kathryn Baxter (July; 75,000 activity)
Tie-ins from Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap: Three titles, including Franny's Frantabulous Shoes (May; 25,000 board); and The Lonely Library by Kristin Ostby (May; 20,000 paper)
Go Diego Go!
(Nick Jr.)
Tie-ins from Simon & Schuster: Five titles, including Diego's Birthday Surprise by Laura Bergen (Simon Spotlight, July; 150,000 paper); and Diego's Halloween Party by Brooke Lindner (Simon Spotlight, Aug.; 200,000 board)
Jane and the Dragon
(NBC, Telemundo, ION Television, Qubo)
Tie-ins from Candlewick Press:A Dragon's Tail: Jane and the Dragon by Martin Baynton (May; paper); Three's a Crowd: Jane and the Dragon by Martin Baynton (May; paper)
Life with Derek
(Disney Channel)
Tie-ins from Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap:Life with Derek: Breakup Blues by Heather Alexander (June; 15,000 paper); Life with Derek: The Dating Game by Laura J. Burns (June; 15,000 paper)
Max & Ruby
Tie-ins from Penguin: Five titles, including Max's Bunny Business by Rosemary Wells (Viking, May; 25,000); and Max & Ruby: Happy Halloween (Grosset & Dunlap, Aug.; 40,000 paper)
(USA Network)
Tie-in from Penguin/NAL:Mr. Monk Goes to Germany by Lee Goldberg (July)
(Cartoon Network)
Tie-ins from Scholastic:Pokémon: All-New Collector's Sticker Book (July; paper); and Pokémon: How to Draw the Newest Pokémon: Featuring Sinnoh Characters (July; paper)
(Cartoon Network and Boomerang)
Tie-in from Scholastic:Scooby-Doo Reader #22: The Haunted Road Trip (May; paper)
SpongeBob SquarePants
Tie-ins from Simon Spotlight: Three titles, including The Big Win by Kelli Chipponeri (June; 75,000 paper); and Spongezilla Attacks! by Erica David (Aug.; 75,000 8x8 paper)
(The CW)
Tie-in from Harper Entertainment:Supernatural: Bone Key by Keith R.A. DeCandido (Aug.; mass market)
Wonder Pets
(Nick Jr.)
Tie-ins from Simon Spotlight: Six titles, including Wonder Pets Save the Hedgehog! by Melinda Richards (July; 100,000 board); and Flyboat Adventures! by Jennifer Oxley (July; 100,000 board)
Wow Wow Wubbzy!
(Nick Jr.)
Tie-ins from Scholastic: Five titles, including Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: It's Wubbzy! (Aug.; novelty); and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: A Tale of Tails (Aug.; paper)
Tie-ins from Simon Scribbles: Five titles by Sonya Sander, including Wonderful Wuzzlebug (July; 150,000 activity); and Master of Disguise (July; 150,000 activity)